‘We need the police to patrol Arbee Drive’- tenants

2017-05-04 06:00
 Photo: aNDILE SITHOLEKrishnee Maistry in her house which was broken into.

Photo: aNDILE SITHOLEKrishnee Maistry in her house which was broken into.

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ANDILE SITHOLE

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A TONGAAT woman whose house was broken into on March 29 is appealing to the Tongaat SAPS to increase patrols on Arbee Drive to root out the escalating house break-ins.

Krishnee Maistry (59), one of the tenants in Ashanti Centre was speaking to the Weekly after two unknown suspects broke the front door of her flat and gained entry. A plasma TV and two tablets were stolen from the house. Maistry claimed that the gang broke into the flats wear electricians’ uniform to deceive tenants into believing that they’re working in the building.

“They broke into my house and at the time I was in Verulam purchasing a car license. I left the house in the morning on March 29 and the door was locked. I did not suspect that there was something amiss because my neighbours were around. When I came back from Verulam at 1.30pm, I saw that the door was slightly opened and I assumed my grandson was inside. When I walked in, I realised that my plasma TV had been stolen. I went back to the main door and saw that the door was broken.”

Maistry said that her neighbours claimed to have seen two men, one carrying a TV, walking down the stairs.

“The guy who saw them [suspects] walking down the stairs said he assumed they were taking my TV for repairs. And he said nothing was suspicious about the two guys carrying the TV.”

Maistry claimed that a car belonging to one of the tenants was stolen from the parking lot two months ago. She suspected that the criminals are targeting elderly people living in the flats.

“We need the police to patrol on Arbee Drive and ensure that those responsible for breaking in to our flats are arrested. They ransacked my house, I think they were looking for jewellery.”

Police spokesperson in Tongaat Warrant Officer Manisha Maharaj-Marie said the police will patrol the area.

“There is a case opened after a house was broken into on Arbee Drive.

“We can also confirm that there was car that was stolen from the parking lot.”

 

A TONGAAT woman whose house was broken into on March 29 is appealing to the Tongaat SAPS to increase patrols on Arbee Drive to root out the escalating house break-ins.

Krishnee Maistry (59), one of the tenants in Ashanti Centre was speaking to the Weekly after two unknown suspects broke the front door of her flat and gained entry. A plasma TV and two tablets were stolen from the house. Maistry claimed that the gang breaking into the flats wear electricians’ uniform to deceive tenants into believing that they’re working in the building.

“They broke into my house and at the time I was in Verulam to buy a car license. I left the house in the morning on March 29 and the door was locked. I did not suspect that there was something amiss because my neighbours were around. When I came back from Verulam at 1.30pm, I saw that the door was slightly opened and I assumed my grandson was inside. When I walked in, I realised that my plasma TV had been stolen. I went back to the main door and saw that the door was broken.”

Maistry said that her neighbours claimed to have seen two men, one carrying a TV walking down the stairs.

“The guy who saw them [suspects] walking down the stairs said he assumed they were taking my TV for repairs. And he said nothing was suspicions about the two guys carrying the TV.”

Maistry claimed that a car belonging to one of the tenants was stolen from the parking lot two months ago. She suspected that the criminals are targeting elderly people living in the flats.

“We need the police to patrol at Ashanti Centre on Arbee Drive and ensure that those responsible for breaking in to our flats are arrested. They ransacked my house, I think they were looking for jewellery.”

Police spokesperson in Tongaat Warrant Officer Manisha Maharaj-Marie said the police will patrol the area.

“There is a case opened after a house was broken into in Ashanti Centre. We can also confirm that there was car that was stolen from the parking lot.”

 

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